I am still learning how to Embroider on my PE 500 it is a LEARNING thing every time I use it.. I had to go get some Embroidery Thread 40 wt and Med Weight Tear a way stabilizer THe PE 500 does not Like Sewing Thread it will Kachunk and Hang Up O what a mess it makes.. I have been using it all evening and NO KACHUNKS YIPIEEEE! I made this Little tote bag for my friend Vanessa I learned how from Crafty Gemini O my gosh she is FANTASTIC!!